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noun as in extreme anxiety

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And then there was the crippling nerves that it would not be good, especially given the recent spate of really bad TV biopics.

Your brother smoked a joint before dinner to calm his fraying nerves.

I was going to ask if you had nerves about opening on Broadway without a marquee name.

It took a special, meticulous kind of person to accomplish the undertaking, someone with brains, patience, and nerves of steel.

So I was more wrought with nerves about that than almost anything in that number.

Every word that now fell from the agitated Empress was balm to the affrighted nerves of her daughter.

The effect was that of a bird of Paradise bringing balm to our overwrought nerves.

He had not taken his nerves into consideration for the simple reason that he had never known that he possessed any.

He said something laughingly to the head guide to the effect that climbing was good sport and a fine test for the nerves.

I am thankful that prolonged mourning is out of date; it made a fright of me and was getting on my nerves.


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On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to nerves, such as: fretfulness, hysteria, imbalance, irritation, nervousness, and neurasthenia.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.